Welcome to Reception, also known as the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS).
The Smartest Giants The Tiggers
Huge Ideas and Enormous Attitudes We bounce to success!
We follow the Cherry Fold values: Enjoy, Respect, Succeed!
Top tip- this week we have learnt about narrow, wide, tall, short, long and short.
Can you find something that is taller than you and find something that is shorter than you.
Send us a photo for a treat next week.
Here is some of what we have been doing so far in Reception!
Meet the Staff
We will help you to follow the Cherry Fold values: ‘Enjoy, Respect and Succeed’.
During your time in Reception, you will meet and make lots of new friends, learn many new skills and grow in confidence every day.
In Reception, we have The Smartest Giants and The Tiggers classes, but we all enjoy doing our learning together, both in the classroom and outdoors. We get to visit our Forest school as well as places in our local area.
The learning environment is set up with continuous provision allowing you to access resources independently and according to your interests. We enhance provision with prompts and resources based on current topics, your passions and your next steps.
We want you to become an excellent learner and achieve your potential.
To support you on your learning journey we hope that you will get help from your parents and carers. They can do this by talking to you about your day at school, listening to you read at home and by encouraging you to practise your writing and maths activities.
We use Class Dojo to send pictures and messages home about what you have been doing and all the fantastic achievements you have made!
We want you to have fun whilst learning.
Remember Enjoy, Respect, Succeed!
Please encourage your child to hold any mark making tools in their dominant hand.
Please sing songs with your children and ensure they have a story each night before bed.
Please encourage daily counting with your child and singing number rhymes.
Independence is a key skill in Reception. Please encourage your child to put their own coat and shoes on and take it off.
Stories we will be reading include, Jack and the beanstalk, The sunflower poem, Zog, the tiny seed and the three little pigs.
Information books about spring, homes, knights and castles and Easter.
We will send home reading books for you to enjoy with your child. Please record when you have read in the reading record.
In Reception we encourage positive behaviour and talk about what is acceptable and unacceptable.
We also use a team point system and when your child receives 10 team points they will get a prize.
Happy Birthday to
Loki, Musab, Lukne, Kieara, Harvey, Oluwapelumi and George
who will turn 5 this half term.
Please check Class Dojo; we will post all information on there regularly.
PE this half term will be on a Wednesday. Your child will change into their PE kit in school. We will go to the hall and take part in games to build our fundamental skills. These are:
- Running, Throwing, Catching, Jumping, Hopping
Please ensure earrings are removed.
Topic – Our World
Our focus for this half term is learning all about homes and houses now and in the past, castles and knights, spring and the effects it has on the local environment.
We will be learning about how Easter is celebrated.
We continue to ask that you pay a weekly contribution of £1. This helps to pay for an additional daily snack, baking activities and any special occasions we may celebrate. You can pay this termly or weekly. Thank you.
Your child will receive subsidised milk and fruit daily.
We will continue to be working on fine and gross motor skills by using tools, writing equipment, working with playdough and in PE.
We will be using our phonics knowledge to read and write simple sentences and captions, as well as learning new sounds and tricky words in Phase 3.
In Maths we will be focusing on number composition, as well as Shape, Space and Measures.
In RE we will be learning about special stories: Why are some stories special? What special messages can we learn from stories?
Through this half term we will develop our relationships and begin to solve problems. We will listen to the ideas of other children and agree on a solution and compromise.
We will will learn to ask questions to find out more and we will talk in sentences using conjunctions, e.g. and, because.
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